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is these enough?

hello

is this definition enough?

ARP:Translate IP TO MAC ADDRESS?

RARP:TRASLATE MAC TO IP?

thanks

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Re: is these enough?

ARP- Address Resolution Protocol

RARP- Reverse Address Resolution Protocol

I think translation is not a right word here. As ARP is method to find MAC address when IP is known.

for your understanding these defintion are fine but maybe not with somebody else.

Community Member

Re: is these enough?

mmmm

so better definition

ARP:trace ip to mac

RARP:MAP MAC TO IP

I Thing this is a good answr

thanks

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Re: is these enough?

Hello Ali,

both are protocols that perform a dynamic mapping :

ARP : resolve an IP address finding the MAC address to be used to reach that host in the lan segment

RARP : given a MAC address what is the associated IP address to be used for this NIC ?

this is the basis for BOOTP and for DHCP that uses bootp messages

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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